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Costco Connection Article April 2014

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Article/Interview at Cornell University

Get Barefoot and Have a Great Time!
Uncorking the Success of Barefoot Wines

by Trevor Burns 
Hardship + Hustle + Heart = The Best Selling Wine Brand in America.
That’s the magic recipe Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey discovered in 1986 in Sonoma County, California. The founders of Barefoot Winery came to the School of Hotel Administration to talk about their entrepreneurial story detailed in their new … Read More
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Doubt the Doubts Interview with Paul Blais

EPISODE 95 MICHAEL HOULIHAN

Posted on October 26, 2013 by Paul Blais

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Michael Houlihan, author of the New York Times bestseller The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand, started the Barefoot Wine brand with Bonnie Harvey in their laundry room in 1986, made it a nationwide bestseller, and successfully sold the brand to E&J… Read More

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Investor’s Business Daily – Barefoot Building Wine Giant

Harvey, Houlihan Went Barefoot Building Wine Giant

By CURT SCHLEIER, FOR INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY

In the early 1980s, the wine market was largely dedicated to what Michael Houlihan calls “the sniff, sip and spit crowd.”
That is, people who prided themselves on their knowledge of fine wine — or could fake it.
But Houlihan and his partner, Bonnie Harvey, saw a market for inexpensive yet quality

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Women Entrepreneurs Radio with Deborah Bailey

Bonnie Harvey is the co-founder of Barefoot Cellars along with partner Michael Houlihan. She was Vice President and “The Original Foot” for 19 years. There she had a wide variety of duties, doing whatever was necessary to operate the business. While Michael’s role was “big picture visionary,” Bonnie translated his ideas into workable processes and displayed a genius for managing the millions of details… Read More

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Floyd Smith Water Cooler

Tomorrow, we have the honor of being interviewed by our friend Matt DiGeronimo, Host of The Smith Floyd Water Cooler. Matt wrote a fantastic book review about our book, The Barefoot Spirit and we will post some snippets and link you to the full article on his website.
Let’s start with that which is obvious about the book, “The Barefoot Spirit” : 

A New York Times Bestseller in the “we did it, so you can too” … Read More

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KBOI-TV 2 Television Interview

 
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) – The founders of Barefoot Wine have a new book out talking about their unique journey of building one of the countries top selling wines. Although it may not have happened if not for the current owner of a Boise restaurant.
Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey started Barefoot Wine out of their laundry room in California back in 1985. The current owner of the Stagecoach Inn in Boise, Rick… Read More

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The Wine Crush Radio Show

 
 
Check out our two part interview on The Wine Crush by Laura Lawson. To listen to the interview, please click the play buttons below.
Part 1 Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey on Wine Crush Part 1
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BeInkandescent Magazine June 2013

 

 
Inkandescent Magazine Wrote a recent article on the art of leaning in after the book “Lean In” by Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg. Inkandescent asked us for insights on how we worked together to build Barefoot Wine and about our book “The Barefoot Spirit”
 
 
Here’s a partnership perspective from an entrepreneurial couple without kids.
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Wine Business Monthly

by Cyril Penn | May 24, 2013 | 2:35 PM

So I finished reading my advance copy of The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart built America’s #1 Wine Brand (written with Rick Kushman). It was officially released last week.
These days, Barefoot is owned by E&J Gallo and is a six-million case brand. It wasn’t always that way.
Most people aren’t familiar with the improbable story of how Barefoot started.… Read More
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